Skilled and Flexible Talent

Switzerland boasts highly skilled employees well-versed in cutting edge research and technology. Employees in the country – both domestic and international – tend to be qualified, motivated, and multilingual, with a truly international outlook, leading to Switzerland topping the IMD World Talent Ranking 2020 for the fifth consecutive year. Outstanding productivity is combined with a flexible and liberal labour market, ensuring undisrupted production and cost effectiveness.

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Highly Skilled Employees

Switzerland’s well-developed higher education institutions, working at the cutting edge of fundamental and applied research, provide both small companies and large multinationals alike with a highly qualified and skilled workforce.


Solid International Experience

Swiss employees are qualified, motivated, and multilingual. Swiss German is the most widely used language in the workplace, followed by standard German, French, English, and Italian. Swiss managers have above average international experience.

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A Magnet for Talent

The excellent living and working conditions that Switzerland offers explains why talent from all over the world are drawn here. Finding qualified employees is easy also thank to the bilateral agreements with the EU covering the free movement of persons.

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About the Swiss Labor Market

Outstanding Productivity

Switzerland is very competitive in terms of workforce productivity as a result of the high employment rate, longer working hours (40-44 hours per week), and less vacation (4-5 weeks per year) compared to neighboring countries.

The rate of employee absenteeism is very low, and labor strikes are extremely rare. In 2012, the Swiss voted against increasing statutory holiday entitlement from four to six weeks



Salaries in Switzerland reflect the high level of prosperity and output and make the country attractive to qualified workers. Due to the lower deductions (taxes, social insurance) compared to other countries, Switzerland also holds first place when it comes to net income.


Liberal Market

The Swiss labor market is considered one of the world’s most liberal. Companies can employ and dismiss staff at short notice and with no difficulty. 

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Why do companies invest in Western Switzerland?

Flawless Operations

Vibrant Life Sciences Environment

Ease of Setting Up a Business

Proficient Pharma Market

Successful Peer Companies

Quality of Life

The Region


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